. with an anemic 2% on the poll, jon huntsman changed the stewardship with a manager matt david. former aide to schwarzenegger and veteran of the bush and mccain campaign. he plans to step up criticism of the rival; particularly, romney, and quote indictment of obama's record in new hampshire, buddy romer launched his bid. democrat in congress before becoming republican as governor in '91, a longshot yet to show up in the polls with little name recognition or cash. the story of the poll is perry, who without entering the race is battling for the lead and picking up steam in washington, carl cameron, fox news. >> bret: speaking of "steam," the soaring temperatures that plagued the midwest for much of the week have spread further east. look at this. the heat indexes. forecasters have issued excessive heat warning for huge section of the country from kansas, to massachusetts. nearly two dozen deaths have been blamed on the temperatures. the national weather service expects triple-digit temperatures in the eastern part of the country through saturday before cooling off to the mid-90s on sunday.